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Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs to launch on Intel's LGA 2066 socket

Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs to launch on Intel's LGA 2066 socket

Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs to launch on Intel's LGA 2066 socket

Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs to launch on Intel's LGA 2066 socket

 

Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs are rumored to be launching on Intel's LGA 2066 socket in Q3-Q4 2017 with more PCIe lanes and 4-10 core CPU models.  

Strangely both Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X are rumored to be launching at the same time, with Kaby Lake being used for the Quad core CPU variant and Skylake-X being used for the larger 6-10 core CPUs. Intel's upcoming LGA 2066 socket is said to be used for 3 years by Intel, being replaced by a new socket in 2020. 

The Kaby Lake and Skylake based X-series CPUs will be very different, with Kaby Lake-X looking very similar to their desktop grade counterparts with 16x PCIe 3.0 lanes and a lower TDP of 112W. Skylake-X will be much more similar to Broadwell-E with 6-10 core variants and a total of either 44 or 28 PCIe 3.0 lanes depending on your CPU.  

  Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs to launch on Intel's LGA 2066 socket

 

With a TDP of 112W Kaby lake-X CPUs are expected to have higher clock speeds than their desktop LGA 1150 counterparts and may potentially have more overclocking headroom. This CPU will likely be the entry level CPU for the LGA 2066 platform, giving its users the opportunity to upgrade to a CPU with more cores and PCIe lanes at a later date. 

The Kaby Lake-X CPU is said to only support dual channel memory, whereas the Skylake-X CPUs will support Quad-channel memory, making Kaby Lake-X CPUs limit the potential of future X109/LGA 2066 motherboards. 

  Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs to launch on Intel's LGA 2066 socket   

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18-07-2016, 05:58:30

tolagarf
Skylake-X, I assume this is the new name for the Entusiast line? Anyway it feels odd Intel would add back in a 4 core version, unless it's a high clock CPU that caters directly to gamers.Quote

18-07-2016, 06:02:13

AlienALX
So as soon as they release Broadwell E they announce its successor. Great. And another new socket, just what we all wanted.

Roll on Zen.Quote

18-07-2016, 07:02:37

dwatterworth
Brilliant, they have finally done it. Charging the 'extreme' lineup prices for a mainstream spec part! It will read something like 'when compared to the (then) $2000 10 core model, the 4 core model for $1750 is a downright steal!Quote

18-07-2016, 10:43:30

tolagarf
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Originally Posted by dwatterworth View Post
Brilliant, they have finally done it. Charging the 'extreme' lineup prices for a mainstream spec part! It will read something like 'when compared to the (then) $2000 10 core model, the 4 core model for $1750 is a downright steal!
Hehe.. This is why you only upgrade your Intel CPU every fourth year by now, else you might as well kick yourself in the balls and claim it didn't hurt Quote

18-07-2016, 11:01:13

Dicehunter
Bet their pricing is going up as well as the core count Quote
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